Mission: Impossible

Season 3 Episode 5

The Execution

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Nov 10, 1968 on CBS

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  • Martin Landau as the Death row Prisoner

    This particular Ep was unique. It was cause of Martin Landau stellar performance in it. His role was to act out as a death row inmate. To make Victor Duchell believe he was actually in a real prison and was to be executed right after Landau character if he didnt provide information that the Commissioner wanted. Mr. Landau was so convincing and dramatic in his performance. Ive never seen such a brilliant performance from anyone since. A Best Actor Award that should have been giving to him for this.....
  • A Well-Played Act of Execution

    The Mission:Put Lewis Parma,Syndicate Head trying to get a stranglehold of the Food Distribution Industry in Prison,or in The Gas Chamber.To accomplish this The IMF needs to get Parmas number one killer Victor Duchell to reveal past killing that Parma had ordered.To do this,The IMF makes Duchell beieve that he is on death row awaiting execution.He is promised life in Prison instead.At the last moment Duchell crack,revealing all the killing that Parma had ordered carried out.His confessions of killings done onParmas orders will put Parma away for life,or to the Gas chamber.the stand out performances go to Martin Landow,as Rollin pretending to be a death row inmate.And, to Luke Askew who cracks when he thought he was going to be executed.